McGrupp612 (139) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Super sexy beer. Wonderful amber color with a fluffy off-white head. The hops are more assertive in the flavor and aroma than in the bitterness. Nice malt back bone.
chanokokoro (138) - Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.
Aroma: Smells of piney hops and fruit, especially mango.
Appearance: Pours a beautiful ruby amber color with a two finger head off white head. Gorgeous!
Taste: Mild floral opening transitioning into roast malt closing with just the right balance of piney hop bitterness crashing in.
Palate: Perfect silky smooth medium body that’s dead on for this style.
Overall : Having heard so much talk about this beer it was a must try for me even though ambers and reds are not among my favorite styles. I am glad I did. All the buzz about this beer is justfied. Glad I still have five more!
MrStitch (138) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a tight off white head that leave thick lacing rings down the glass. Aroma is piney, citrusy hops, mixed with the faintest hints of caramel malts. Taste is very much the same as the smell tons of hops, but the malt comes much more into play here giving the beer a nice even taste that works well. Mouthfeel is sticky and thick. A very enjoyable beer to drink.
joekfsu (138) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours copper with 1.5 cm white fluffy head. Strong aroma of hops and pine. Initial flavor is slightly more balanced than I was expecting, light malts help to subdue the crushing pine and hop notes of flavor. Aftertaste is bitter and lasting. Light lacing, light carbonation, light to medium mouthfeel, and well hidden alcohol. Drinkable and different, worth finding and drinking.
TheBeerNinja (137) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Damn! Pours a light copperish amber with a goopy off-white head with nice lacing. Nose is freakin’ hops! Jesus it’s like sticking your head into a feed bag full of hops. Nose is juicy and fruity with a nice spiciness. Flavor is much the same as the nose, with a nice malty sweetness. Not as bitter as you would think considering the smell. Damn tasty, and freakin’ aromatic. I could turn this into potpouri!
jonnabrix (137) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gorgeous beer - clear golden amber with white head. Bright, hoppy, citrus aroma. Flavor starts off with some sweet malt, and quickly goes all hop. Fresh and perfect for early spring.
cbrixius (136) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
For some reason this skyrocketed into one my favorites based on this seasons batch, which seemed to outpace last years in hoppiness and clarity. The first impression I had was how clean this beer appeared. It was the clearest I had seen a beer in a while. The head was a nice white. You did not have to tip your nose in to get the hop aroma, as it is overpowering. This "hop soda" definitely explodes in your mouth, leaving you wanting more.
pjweaver (136) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tulip from Oak Cask (Sharp Edge, Pgh)
Cloudy pink tea color in the glass, with a fluffy clingy head. Muted smooth hop aroma, pink grapefruit with some muted oak character. Smooth on the tongue, less bitey than it is from the bottle non-cask. Critrus and green wood in the mouth, watery palate with a bitter tangy aftertaste. Great beer on cask..or anyway you can get it.
Gutifa (135) - Bad Wurzach, GERMANY - MAY 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Camba Bavaria. Amber beer with a tanned head. Good retention.
Aroma is floral and herbal. In mouth is hoppy and bitter but good balanced. I think that the bottle says that it’s an Imperial amber ale, anyways, a great beer.
Thanks to Markus Lohner for sharing it with me.
psuCE03 (135) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amber color with a thin head on top. Intoxicating aroma of hops that bite at first taste but receed to a nice smotth finish. One of the best I’ve had so far.